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Best of GarageCam: Royal Purple 300
CamGuy Matthew Dillner takes you on a behind the scenes look of the Nationwide Series garage at Auto Club Speedway.
Post-Race Reactions: Royal Purple 300
The top-five drivers react to an exciting race at Auto Club Speedway.
Mobil 1 Driver Of The Race: Fontana
Kyle Busch sweeps the Fontana weekend winning the Royal Purple 300 and Auto Club 400 making him the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race at Auto Club Speedway.
Victory Lane: Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after leading the majority of the race at the Royal Purple 300 .
Final Laps: Kyle Busch Wins, Again!
Kyle Busch wins the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway one week after winning at Bristol.
Press Pass: Regan Smith
Regan Smith talks about finishing third at the Royal Purple 300 .
Harraka suffers from flames under car
Paulie Harraka's car goes up in flames causing the second caution at the Royal Purple 300 .
Final Laps: Kyle Busch wins a spectacular finish
Kyle Busch wins at Fontana for weekend sweep after winning the Royal Purple 300 and the Auto Club 400.
Small incidents in first half of Nationwide race
Single car spins and tire issues plague drivers in the first half of the Royal Purple 300 .
Purple punch: Earnhardt Jr.'s classic North Wilkesboro memory
RELATED: North Wilkesboro, 20 years later Dale Earnhardt Jr . didn't begin his career in NASCAR's premier series until 1999, three years after the series had moved on from North Wilkesboro Speedway. But Earnhardt Jr., a student of NASCAR history, did compete at the .625-mile track, racing a Late Model entry on at least a couple of occasions. "I ran the Sun Drop (sponsored) car there," Earnhardt Jr. recalled. "Actually, I think we went there twice. With the Sun Drop car I remember qualifying 19th or something; I don't remember how many cars were there but I'm sure they sent a few home so it was cool to make the race." The contentment was short-lived. According to Earnhardt, he "T-boned a guy and had to run the rest of the race with no fenders or hood or anything. So it wasn't a whole lot of fun." The following year, all three Earnhardt siblings -- Earnhardt Jr., older brother Kerry and older sister Kelley -- made the trek to the legendary track to compete in the Late Model race. None of the three managed to qualify, a situation that didn't sit well with their father and team owner, Dale Earnhardt. "Dad had assumed that I would make the race because we'd been running so good at Myrtle Beach," Earnhardt Jr. said. "He said, 'You guys run this race' and there was a race at Myrtle Beach that night; he was going to fly us in his King Air to the beach so we could compete that night and stay in the track points (battle)." But when Dale Jr. failed to make the show, "He told me and my guys to screw off, that we had to drive the damn van all the way from North Wilkesboro to Myrtle Beach to try to make the race. "We had to hustle; we barely made it. He was pissed off that all three cars missed the race." MORE: How end of "tire war" started at track Failing to qualify and having to drive all day to that night's race wasn't the only issue. An incident with "questionable" fuel also took place, but Earnhardt Jr. laughs when he recounts the incident today. "I had a jug of trick fuel for my car," he said. "It was a purple gas jug. We kept it in that purple gas jug so we wouldn't mix it up with the other fuel. It was probably Elf fuel or something just to give my car a little more speed. Or it might have had some propylene oxide in there or something. "One of Kerry or Kelley's guys walked over to get some gas for their car and grabbed the purple jug and a fight ensued between their crew and my crew; it sort of let the cat out of the bag that whatever was in that jug was pretty special. That was kind of comical." Something to laugh about, no doubt, on the long drive from the hills of North Wilkesboro to the sands of Myrtle Beach. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;